Reflections--Acceptance--MichaelJFoxPart of my survival with late stage III COPD and a massive heart attack is to continually read and learn as much as I can about my ailment and those ailments closely related to it.

I try to work at sharing some of this information with postings, which I occasionally will call ‘COPD Travels’ as that is what it is for me – a travel, path, roadway to take for life, breath and survival. 

Probably the hardest thing I have had to do since my diagnoses is learning to accept my situation.

When you are used to working 45-55 hours per week and dealing with the public day in and day out, to be suddenly removed from that routine on a permanent basis was very difficult to accept.

But in order for my life to work within the concept of maintaining my lungs and working at making my heart healthier, I had to work on accepting the fact that my life has changed forever.

So I daily work on small goals such as exercising a specific amount of time, taking the time to work on breathing exercises and continually educating myself on diet and current medical research on both the heart and lungs.

So today my COPD travels are a reminder that acceptance is possible the most important word and decision I must make in order to make easier my travels for better health and living.

As always I ask all to take a moment and check yourself and those close to you for any signs of any health issues because it is never too early to stop it from being too late.

For now I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

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